Power Surge Protector How to Choose

With so many of today’s appliances in the home and the office using expensive electronic components, it only makes sense to invest in a power surge protector. But how to choose the best level of protection for your household appliances and business equipment and how many do you need?

“If a power surge occurs during the hurricane, you do not want it to fry all your appliances or start an electrical fire.” 

From basic power surge strips to advanced power surge protectors to expensive uninterrupted power supply (UPS). When it comes down to it, you have to decide what type of protection will work for your electronics and is it worth for you. Some people can not live without their computer or television. 

“I have a 42 inch plasma screen Philips TV that was the victim of a power surge two nights ago. The TV is two years old and cost 800 bucks when I bought it. Is it possible to fix a TV after it has been zapped by a power surge? Or am I looking at a total loss?”


What about a business? With so many businesses dependent on electronic equipment, how do you choose which device is best to protect your business systems? After spending upwards of $20,000, $50,000, $100,000 on such systems,  why would you not spend a little more and invest in power surge protection, too?

“Of course ultimately it’s up to the end user, but I strongly recommend purchasing the highest end surge protector you can afford. As an electrician, I’ve seen untold computers, light fixtures, appliances, and even entire homes and businesses trashed by lightning strikes on or close to the transformer that supplies power to their home or office.”

We recommend the ARC Tech Pro Residential for the home and the ARC Tech Pro Commercial for your business or office building.

ARC Tech Pro Residential s designed to protect valuable electronics and appliances from transients and surge disturbances on your AC power line before they enter your home. In addition, there is a Lifetime $75,000 Connected Equipment Warranty

The ARC Tech Pro Commercial designed for ease of installation at the main service panel in single office suites and small businesses such as Doctors Offices, Dental Offices, Title Companies, Realtors, Law Firms, Engineers/Architects, Spas/Salons. This Series is designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce utility costs and protect valuable electronics and appliances from transients and surge disturbances on AC power lines.

For more information and to get a quote email Steve at [email protected] or call Steve at 661.305.3332